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New Mexico2020-06-18T21:39:18+00:00

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico published FY19 school-by-school spending data on the New Mexico report card. Located in the “Learning Environment” tab, the school-by-school spending data includes total expenditures broken out by source of funds as well as total per-pupil expenditures. New Mexico also includes explanations of each element and how it was calculated. Explore New Mexico’s spending data below or visit their report card HERE.

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THE REPORT CARD ABOUT PER SCHOOL SPENDING

OTHER QUESTIONS TO ASK & HOW TO FIND THE ANSWERS

While New Mexico compares the school spending to the district average, New Mexico does not report a statewide average per-pupil expenditure. To calculate a state average, collect the school-by-school information for every school in the state and conduct your own calculation.

The New Mexico report card does not include the ability to compare spending for each school in a district. To conduct this comparison, view the report card for each school in your district to gather school-by-school spending data. To determine which schools are in your district, click on the schools tab of the report card and search by district.

New Mexico does not include the ability to compare spending with demographics.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Visit each school’s report card to compare demographics and spending. Demographic data is found in the “About this School” tab and spending data is located in the “Learning Environment” tab.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

New Mexico provides enrollment data by grade for every school in the state. Use this to identify similar-sized schools and then visit each school’s report card to gather demographic data.

New Mexico does not include the ability to compare spending with demographics or outcomes.

I know which school(s) I want to compare.

Visit each school’s report card to compare demographics and spending. Demographic data is found in the “About this School” tab and spending data is located in the “Learning Environment” tab. Outcomes data is found in the “Academic Performance” tab.

I do not know which schools I want to compare.

New Mexico provides a downloadable data file providing outcomes data for each school in the state in the Accountability section of the New Mexico Public Education Department website. Click on Graduation Data in the right-hand column to view the 4-, 5-, or 6-year cohort graduation data. The Achievement Data page provides performance on state academic and English language tests. Use this to identify schools with similar outcomes. Then, visit each school’s report card to gather demographic and school-by-school spending information. New Mexico provides enrollment data by grade for every school in the state. While it does not include demographic information, it can be used to compare similar-sized schools.

MORE ABOUT NEW MEXICO

New Mexico includes explanations about each component of the report card, including the purpose and where to find additional information. New Mexico also includes this brief survey seeking feedback on the report card.